What Buffett Might Buy

The sage of Omaha most likely wants a large, well-run company to add to Berkshire's eclectic mix. Here are some possible acquisitions

Warren Buffett, the world's most astute investor, is sitting on piles of cash. Now, from his company's annual meeting in Omaha, he says that he's willing to put down $40 billion to make an acquisition and that he could spend as much as $60 billion. The target could be added to the eclectic mix of companies that he has bought over the years at Berkshire Hathaway (BRKA), including underwear maker Fruit of the Loom and auto insurer Geico.

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